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Following the recent detection of wild poliovirus in Nigeria, Ministers of Health from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger and Nigeria have declared the polio outbreak in Nigeria as a public health emergency for countries of the Lake Chad basin. The declaration, coming out of the 66th…
Affected countries: Peru
On 14 August, a 5.4 earthquake shook department of Arequipa, killing four people. Some 1,564 families are affected, 1,074 houses are inhabitable and 383 houses have collapsed. National and regional authorities are assisting affected people. The Government declared a 60-day state of emergency for…
Torrential rain from 11 to 12 August has triggered flood and flash flood in the northern provinces of Lao PDR. As reported by the Social Welfare Department (SWD), Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the flood has submerged several villages in Xayabuly, Oudomxay and Luangprabang Provinces…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
The CAR Government declared a cholera epidemic in the country on 10 August after samples had tested positive for the disease. At least 66 cases have been identified and 16 people have died. The disease was detected in Mourou-Fleuve village, Djoukou sub-province in the central region on 27 July. In…
Affected countries: Philippines
Heavy rains and flooding caused by the southwest monsoon combined with a low-pressure weather front, forced over 260,000 people to flee their homes in the Philippines last weekend August 13-14. The intense monsoon rains affected six regions of the country, mostly in Luzon, triggering flooding as…
In the afternoon of 6 August 2016, torrential rains caused flash floods in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, severely affecting the populated areas and agricultural regions in Skopje and Tetovo. This led to loss of human lives and great material damage such as destroyed ring-roads,…
Affected countries: Viet Nam
Heavy rain has continued to affect Vietnam, specially the northern areas, causing floods and landslides. National authorities reported at least seven people dead and 101 houses damaged. Heavy rains were expected to continue due to the passage of a Tropical Storm. (ECHO, 17 Aug 2016) Tropical Storm…
Tropical Storm (TS) Earl was expected to make landfall on Belize, on Wednesday, 3 August 2016, and to further develop into a Category 1 Hurricane. (UNCT, 2 Aug 2016) In Dominican Republic, due to the passage of a low pressure system, heavy rain and strong winds have been affecting several parts of…
Affected countries: Burundi
The cholera epidemic hit Kabezi and Muha communes on 27 July 2016. As of 19 August, 100 cases of hospitalization are registered, although 80 people have returned cured. (Croix-Rouge du Burundi, 19 Aug 2016) On 3 August the Ministry of Health declared a cholera epidemic and as of 8 September there…
Affected countries: Niger
On 2 August, the Niger Basin Authority reported that by the end of July, levels of the Gorouol River at Alcongui were the highest in over 50 years. Local authorities and the UN have been delivering food aid for the displaced people, and non-food aid is on its way. The rains are unlikely to ease the…
Affected countries: Senegal
On 24 July, high amounts of rainfall (between 100-200mm at various locations) caused heavy flooding in some parts of Senegal. The districts Kaffrine and Kolda have reportedly been the heaviest affected, with Kaolack and Matam also receiving above average rainfall. Throughout Kaffrine district some…
Affected countries: Burkina Faso
In Burkina Faso, heavy rainfall, which started in June and continued until 23 July 2016 has led to widespread flooding across four of the 13 regions in the country. It is estimated that up to 10,260 people have been affected, with 10 injures and four deaths also reported. Initial response and…
Affected countries: Mali
In Mali, heavy rainfall, which started on 11 July 2016-23 July 2016 led to extensive flooding. The Gao, Mopti Ségou, and Sikasso regions have been worst affected by the rains and flooding. According to rapid assessments, an estimated 3,098 families have been affected, of which 500 have been made…
Affected countries: South Sudan, Uganda
As of 5 May 2017, cholera outbreaks have been confirmed in 19 counties in South Sudan. The most affected counties are located along the River Nile. This suggests vehicle-borne transmission from contaminated water in affected counties. Cumulatively, 7,735 cholera cases, including 246 deaths (76…
Affected countries: Nepal
A flash flood in the Bhotekosi River has swept away at least 38 houses in Tatopani, Nayabasti and Bharabishe area of Sindhupalchok district. Sindhupalchok branch of Nepal Red Cross Society, in support of Sindhupalchok District Disaster Relief Committee (DDRC), dispatched food and non-food items in…
Affected countries: Bangladesh
At least 820,000 people have been affected by the floods in Bangladesh and the situation is deteriorating on a daily basis. Dangerously high river levels have forced thousands of people from their homes. River levels are forecast to continue rising over the next few days. Many families are living…
Affected countries: Liberia
From 29 June 2016, Upper and Lower Margibi County in Liberia experienced widespread flooding, which affected more than 15,000 people (15,431) in 49 communities. (IFRC, 12 Jul 2016) As of July 11, more than 1,300 people have been affected by recent torrential rains that destroyed their houses in…
Affected countries: Sudan
The mid-June 2016 seasonal heavy rain caused flash floods affecting over 177,035 people across sixteen states of Sudan. The affected people had houses and latrines destroyed in addition to destruction of schools, health facilities, roads, bridges among other infrastructure. As of 11 October 2016,…
Affected countries: India
The Southwest Monsoon hit Kerala on 8 June, marking the official commencement of rainy season in the country, with heavy rains leaving one dead in the state. (Gov't of India, 9 Jun 2016) Monsoon rains on 1 July triggered landslides in parts of Uttarakhand state. About 30 people are feared…
Affected countries: Myanmar
Rains since the beginning of June caused flooding in five states and regions of Myanmar. According to the initial reports from the Government Relief and Resettlement Department, at least 26,000 people were affected in Ayeyarwady, Bago and Sagaing regions as well as Chin and Rakhine states. A total…